In a weird coincidence, the same lawyer who represents accused spy Butina also represents a key figure in the GOP platform brouhaha. Attorney Robert Driscoll goes inside two of the weirdest cases of the Trump-Russia affair — cases that started with sensational headlines and ended as nothingburgers.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    Thanks for this interview. I’ll bet that gal regrets the day she left Russia. 

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    • May 8, 2019, at 5:50 PM PDT
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  2. Member

    Good interview, as usual.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 2:56 AM PDT
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  3. Member

    This is frightening. It provides insight into the kind of Washington power that is THE threat.

    • #3
    • May 9, 2019, at 5:45 AM PDT
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  4. Listener

    Thank you, Mr. Driscoll.

    This, at first listen, sounds like the unwarranted civilian collateral lock-ups with long miserable wait until the “case” is dropped. Lose, lose, lose. I’m glad guys like you stand-up for civilians (non-intel/military-espionage trained civilians, I mean.) of whom Miss. Butina is likely to be one of many that the U.S. partisan apparatus used a profile handed to them by whoever they are beholden to rather than non-partisan, classic investigative methods according to policy and procedures (I know, I used to get paid to certify those agencies in those p&p, and or take suggestions from the CCM where discretion is clearly permitted. I always wondered who made the final determination in each agency if the first-responder, officer, agent, etc…actually violated the unique in-house, policy and procedures and/or met a “reasonable standard of care”? ) Before 9/11 , being part of one of a handful of training-agency at local/fed/occasionally international accredited companies that provided this, if there were a determination that needed to be made , NCI (the company I worked for) sometimes were requested to send an “expert witness” to have a trainer who knew what every person who would have written those p&p would intend all readers to understand (authorial intent), thus, blowing up the old FBI maxim, “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. “

    Mr. York, please have Mr. Driscoll on again to explain?

     

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    • May 9, 2019, at 6:21 AM PDT
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Thanks for this interview. I’ll bet that gal regrets the day she left Russia.

    I sincerely hope not.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 6:22 AM PDT
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  6. Coolidge

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Thanks for this interview. I’ll bet that gal regrets the day she left Russia.

    I sincerely hope not.

    18 months in prison for expressing her opinion? For her, Russia is the “land of the free“. What a disgrace!

    This is probably the worst case of collateral damage from the lynch mob after Donald Trump. Paul Manafort went to prison longer, but he was actually guilty of something. 

    The names of the government lawyers involved need to be revealed. They will use the case to rise within the system and eventually run for political office in some cases. The public should be warned.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  7. Admin

    Another great interview. As some of us commented on the last episode, the big take away from this whole sorry escapade is never talk to the FBI.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 12:19 PM PDT
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  8. Member

    Kafkaesque. I am ashamed of my government and extremely angry at them. Three masters degrees! She is the very sort of person our country would be lucky to attract to our shores.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 11:02 PM PDT
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    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Another great interview. As some of us commented on the last episode, the big take away from this whole sorry escapade is never talk to the FBI.

     

    In the past, only the Left distrusted the FBI.

    Now everybody distrusts the FBI.

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    • May 10, 2019, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  10. Member

    Disgusting. 

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    • May 11, 2019, at 2:58 AM PDT
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  11. Member

    just awful. Our society appears to be dead. Regular people want nothing to do with public policy. The result is there is no one advocating decency.

     

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    • 15 Hours Ago
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